Carol Alt

Memorial Day Magic

By Carol Alt / Post / May 29, 2017
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Summer is here and the time is right for dancing in the streets! Well, not so much dancing in the streets, but certainly it’s party time! It’s time to have picnics and barbecues, outdoor movie nights and pool parties.

Now, for many people they try to lose the weight before summer so they can wear their bathing suits. Summer is the perfect time to slow down on eating. First of all, it’s really hot- who wants to be working in the kitchen and cooking up a storm? So I am here to help with a couple things that might be refreshing, meals that you can whip together in a matter of seconds.

How about a watermelon salad?

Cut chunks of watermelon, add chunks of feta cheese, and everything together in a big bowl with salt and pepper. When I say salt, I do mean Celtic sea salt or Himalayan sea salt– then sprinkle with a touch of cold-pressed olive oil. What can be better than that? Well, let me answer that right away.

How about a zesty lemonade?

Squeeze three lemons into a pitcher add a can of seltzer or a bottle of fizzy water (naturally effervescent water), garnish with a mint sprig ,and, if your lemons are really sour, add a little bit of raw honey!

Yum!

Need something heartier? You could do a fabulous cold soup.

Here is my “7th Heaven Soup,” or should we say it’s a “summer soup.” It’s the version where you don’t have to work very hard or slave over a hot stove to have a fabulous outcome!

Start with 1/2 cup sesame seeds. Grind them up in a spice grinder til you have a sesame seed “meal.” Then chop the following and feed them slowly into the blender until you have a soup like consistency:

  • 1 Red bell pepper
  • 1 cucumber (not peeled)
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 apple (without core)
  • 1 knob of ginger (peeled)
  • 3 garlic cloves (peeled)
  • 2 sprigs of fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups of distilled water
  • 1/4 cup Braggs liquid amino’s
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • Finally, add the sesame seed meal you made at the beginning. Bam! Delicious cold summer soup!

    What I’m trying to show you is that you don’t have to slave over a hot stove to get healthy fun summertime meals that are easy to make and good for the family. Why don’t you send me some of your recipes?

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    Edited by Jake Layton

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